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Jakarta Post

UN seeks clean energy progress in Indonesia

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 7 2020   /  01:00 am
Impacted by COVID-19 pandemic: Based on the 2020 Sustainable Development Report, the COVID-19 pandemic, in the short term, is expected to have the potential to cause severe negative impacts on most SDGs, specifically SDG 1 (ending poverty), SDG 2 (ending hunger), SDG 3 (achieving health and wellbeing) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth).(./.)

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has launched the SDG7 road map for Indonesia to help the country accomplish its sustainable energy goals amid the challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement issued on Wednesday, ESCAP said the development of the national SDG7 road map in collaboration with Indonesia’s National Energy Council (DEN) aimed to enable policymakers to take measures that were proven to be instrumental in achieving targets for clean and affordable energy – including the emissions reduction goals stipulated in the Paris Agreement. Indonesia is one of three pilot countries participating in the program. “Indonesia is a leader in Southeast Asia and has been leading by example,” ESCAP executive secretary Armidala Salsiah Alisjahbana said, as quoted in the statement. “The ...